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Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

Posted on: August 20, 2011 10:36 am
 
Todd Haley and John Harbaugh share a handshake and some words (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

During Friday's preseason telecast between the Chiefs and the Ravens, the commentators wondered how Kansas City coach Todd Haley would react to a late Baltimore timeout and a touchdown run by RB Anthony Allen with eight seconds to play in the Ravens 31-14 win.

The producer even made sure to catch the postgame handshake between Haley and Ravens coach John Harbaugh as the two had a longer-than-normal conversation.

Sure enough, Haley was upset, which led Harbaugh to say this to reporters after the game.

"I want to apologize to the Chiefs if they feel like we were not doing the right thing at the end of the game," Harbaugh said, via MASN Sports. "That wasn't the mindset, OK? The mindset was -- this is the preseason. If this had been the regular season, we would've been on a knee. The idea in that situation is to give those young guys who work hard and who are trying to make a football team -- this football team or another football team -- to play the whole 60 minutes and give them a chance to show what they can do. Offensive line, running backs, everybody.

"I know that's debatable, I know there's a point of view both ways, I understand that. But I just feel like that was the right thing to do for our players, to give them a chance to play the game out and see what they can do. So, that was the thinking on that."

Harbaugh is wrong. That mindset isn’t “debatable.” No, that mindset is “perfectly reasonable.” Harbaugh even tried to explain it to Haley afterward.

"I think he said something like, 'I don't know about that,'" Harbaugh said. "I understood, and I just said, 'Preseason, preseason for the young guys.' He said 'OK.'

You’ll remember that Haley got really upset last year and refused to shake the hand of former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels for running up the score on the Chiefs or for McDaniels’ participation in New England’s Spygate or for something. You’ll also recall that it led to this classic picture of Haley wagging his finger in McDaniel’s face.

Haley, McDaniels

Haley later apologized for letting his emotions get the best of him, and the next time the two teams met, Haley and McDaniels did shake. Haley was given a pass because there were many observers who believed he was in the right against McDaniels.

But a preseason game when it’s clear the Ravens are trying to work on their team and see how their bubble players perform on the field? A preseason game that, last time I checked, doesn’t mean anything in the standings? I mean, really?

"Their coach has to do what he has to do to get his team ready," Haley said. "I'm trying to do what we need to do to get our team ready."

And if Haley is preparing himself for a long season of being offended by opposing coaches, he’s certainly on the right track.

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Comments

Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

maaaannnn,  these left handed keyboards keep making typos. 



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

Haley shoke Harbaughs hand


he did WHAT, Levi?    They SHOKE?  YEah, matbe The Ravens should have TOKE a knee.



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

Haley sums it up: "Their coach has to do what he has to do to get his team ready," Haley said. "I'm trying to do what we need to do to get our team ready."




REALLY!??   awesome ,Levi.    Showing disgust on the sidelines is real incentive for getting his team ready.    WOW!   STOP THE RUN!   How about THAT!!  THAT'S how you do what needs to be done to get your team ready!!!  You Homer,boy.




Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: August 20, 2011 1:59 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

Still looking for where Haley was upset.......

 

 

 

What!?  Still looking?   I dont know about THAT!  means I sidagree.  also Levi, did you SEE the game?  Did you SEE Haleys reaction on the sidelines.  EVERYBODY else did.  Thats why they made sure they got a shot of them shaking hands after the game.  Get clues, Boy!




Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: August 20, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

Haley is a tool his team got their butts kicked be a man get use to the lost and move on.Theres no crying in football.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

Why WOULDN'T you want to run the play?  Teams scrimmage each other on goal line plays all the time.  When the New Orleans Saints used to have training camp in LaCrosse Wisconsin, the Chiefs would bus in from their training camp a hundred or so miles away and the teams would work for hours on things like goal line offensive/defense.  Why not use the opportunity at the end of the game to A) work on things that are vital to success in the NFL and B) let some guys who've worked their butts off in training camp to to let Uncle Joe TVO the game and show them in an NFL jersey on tv.  Most of these players will be cut BUT the coaches need the practice on personell packages and strategy for the regular season.



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

I always find these situations amusing.  Nobody focuses on the fact that time and time again teams are getting blown out and put teams in a postion to run them up and out of the building.  Instead of pissing on the coach who just kicked your teams ass, why not focus on why you and your coaching staff suck and can't make any adjustments to prevent it.  I hate the Patriots but boy is Belichek a friggin genius.  See how many times a team he has coached did worse in the 2nd half of a game. 



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

I always find these situations amusing.  Nobody focuses on the fact that time and time again teams are getting blown out and put teams in a postion to run them up and out of the building.  Instead of pissing on the coach who just kicked your teams ass, why not focus on why you and your coaching staff suck and can't make any adjustments to prevent it.  I hate the Patriots but boy is Belichek a friggin genius.  See how many times a team he has coached did worse in the 2nd half of a game. 



Since: Aug 20, 2011
Posted on: August 20, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

I thought it was Haley's job to keep the Ravens from scoring, not Harbaughs.



Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Todd Haley now upset with John Harbaugh

Still looking for where Haley was upset..."I think he said something like, 'I don't know about that,'" Harbaugh said. "I understood, and I just said, 'Preseason, preseason for the young guys.' He said 'OK.'




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